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Sunday, October 21, 2012

Boot Warmers Done!

So, I finished my modified boot warmers. I like them this way better. I took out the button tab on the original pattern and added a cable set to make one more cable repeat. I might even make a pair longer for leg warmers. I love these though. The knitting was easy to memorize but not boring so I knit them fairly quick. They came out great. I do have to say that you don't know what you've got till its gone. Meaning that I haven't knitted with cheap acrylic yarn in so long that I forgot how much I hated it. My needles and my hands hate me for it and I promised them I would never put them through that again. I can't speak for all acrylic yarn. Maybe there are higher end acrylic yarns that feel better and knit better but as for the craft store chain acrylic thank you. I'm making another pair of these as we speak and I'm using Berroco Vintage in color 5101 which is an off white. This yarn is actually 50% acrylic 40% wool and 10% nylon. The LYS I went to doesn't carry Cascade 220 Superwash and this was the only washable wool they had so I thought I'd give it a try. It's not bad. It's soft but feels more like knitting with wool that acrylic so I'm happy again. Here's some pics of the boot toppers in Caron. They are available to purchase in my etsy shop found here.



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